Michael Blair

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Anonymous Critic: Robert Sietsema Interviewed by Michael Blair
White paper tacked to cork board with photos of restaurant critics from Key Group Worldwide Public Relations and Marketing

The post-punk-turned-food-critic on New York City’s varied cuisine.

Anonymous Critic: Robert Sietsema Interviewed by Michael Blair
White paper tacked to cork board with photos of restaurant critics from Key Group Worldwide Public Relations and Marketing

The post-punk-turned-food-critic on New York City’s varied cuisine.

Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow by Michael Blair
Men walking a cow over a bridge crossing a river in still from Kelly Reichardt's film First Cow

Two friends flee from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest and dream of striking it rich.

Tent Music: 75 Dollar Bill’s I Was Real Reviewed by Michael Blair
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“You could dance to it, mourn with it, revel in it, or march alongside it.”

A Sense of Place: William Ferris Interviewed by Michael Blair
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The artist and documentarian on capturing the vernacular South. 

The Films of Emile de Antonio by Michael Blair
Point of Order

Huddled in front of a suite of bulletin boards filled with military charts, folding his fingers over papers as if they were slices of pizza, licking his lips, jowls quivering—this is Senator Joseph McCarthy as he appeared live on ABC in 1954 as part of the 36-day, 188-hour televised extravaganza that would come to be known as the Army-McCarthy Hearings. He’s berating a colonel, insinuating that “phony charts” have been submitted to the floor of the Senate. “The television audience,” he yells, “they are the jury in this case.”

The Sonic Equivalent of a Cloud: Marisa Anderson Interviewed by Michael Blair
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The experimental guitarist talks patterns, resonance, and her latest album. 

Soap Opera Prophets: Personal Problems by Michael Blair
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A rediscovered milestone in independent black cinema.

Tuli Kupferberg’s YEAH by Michael Blair
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Yep, here I am to tell y’all about YEAHYEAH being YEAH the magazine, that turpentine “tonic in type for young and old,” mimeographed between 1961 and 1965 by Fugs founder, poet, and anarcho-sociologist of the Lower East Side Tuli Kupferberg.

Looking Back on 2017: Music
Looking Back 2017 Music

Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.

Michael E. Veal and E. Tammy Kim’s Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies by Michael Blair
 Cover of Radio Thailand: Transmissions from the Tropical Kingdom, 2006.

The book reopens questions about appropriation, intellectual property, and colonialism that followed Sun City Girls throughout their career, and also situates these questions within an increasingly globalized and digitized twenty-first century.

César Alvarez’s Futurity and Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s The Creeping Garden by Michael Blair
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A musical that argues against itself, posing more questions than it could ever attempt to answer.

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